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Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry

“You deserve to be happy. It’s time to put yourself first and join us in a session wherever you feel most comfortable”

Telepsychiatry a.k.a. Telepsych is the process of using technology, such as videoconferencing to deliver psychiatric services. In psychiatry, we use telemedicine as a form of online therapy. We can provide psychiatric consultations, therapy, medication management, and life coaching appointments all through telemedicine. We use a secure, HIPAA compliant platform to deliver remote online therapy to our clients. Our telepsychiatry appointments (or online appointments) are very similar to in-person sessions. It includes live, direct interaction between the doctor and patient, the doctor can prescribe medications and can write referrals the same as if the patient came into the office. The online appointment is set up the same as if it were in-person, but at the time of appointment, the patient will log onto and meet the doctor in the online platform rather than in our office.

 

What Is Telepsychiatry

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What Are The Benefits Of Using Telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry provides many benefits; one of the major benefits is the level of access it allows. For our patients who frequently travel or have difficulties finding time to make it for an in-person appointment, telepsych has proven very helpful. It is also beneficial for people who have long commutes and don’t want to deal with coming into the city for appointments. For patients who move but do not want to start over with a new therapist or doctor, telepsychiatry is a great alternative. Within our practice, we make it a top priority to be there for our patients when they need us. With telemedicine, providing online psychiatric visits has never been easier.

Why Should I Use Telepsychiatry in New York City?

Therapy from anywhere!

At Jeff Ditzell Psychiatry we make a commitment to being available to our patients at all times, on all days. Telepsych makes it even easier for us to remain accessible to our patients. If you’re in a bind and need to speak to someone, we’re there. With telepsychiatry, we can set up an online appointment and you can see the doctor right away. It’s one more way we are making sure to take care of our patients at all times.

 

WHO CAN TELEPSYCHIATRY HELP?

Telepsychiatry can help everyone! If you’re feeling sick and don’t want to leave your home, you don’t have to miss your appointment; keep your momentum by doing online therapy. Is there a quarantine and you’re experiencing loneliness from social isolation? We have online group therapy for that. Do you live off the beaten path and can’t find a good therapist that you connect with? Telemedicine can be your answer!

Our Telepsychiatry Process

Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.

Your initial evaluation session provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the psychiatrist and provide them with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking Psychiatric Treatment. In addition to learning more about you, the psychiatrist will be able to answer your questions regarding services, confidentiality, and what to expect in treatment. With your best interests in mind, you will decide together what kind of treatment will benefit you the most.

At the end of your first session, if you decide to move forward and work with that psychiatrist, you will be asked to schedule further appointments. At your second appointment, you will work with your therapist to set goals for your overall mental health experience and then begin working together towards achieving them.

At Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry our patients have and always will be our number one priority; we take their health and well being very seriously and are pleased to be able to offer Telepsychiatry in a manner like no other practice we’ve come across.

Call +1 646 751 7908 and speak to any of our office staff to learn more or schedule an appointment.

The Benefits of Telepsychiatry